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Volkswagen of America Announces Changes for MY2016

posted by on 5 August 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen will also add a new Jetta GLI and a new entry-level e-Golf trim Majority of models receive the new MIB II infotainment system with USB and VW Car-Net® App-Connect, which integrates Apple CarPlay®, Android AutoTM , and MirrorLink® CC, Golf family and Jetta models receive new driver assistance features, including Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) […] More…

Volkswagen Introduces New Turbocharged, Direct Injected 1.4 TSI for Jetta

posted by on 4 August 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Fitment of EA211 engine in Jetta models extends implementation of intelligent downsizing to 97 percent of Volkswagen vehicles sold in the U.S. market Traverse City, MI — Volkswagen pioneered the use of small displacement; highly efficient turbocharged and direct-injection engines in the U.S. Volkswagen first used this combination of turbocharging and direct injection in this market […] More…

Rewind: 60 Years Ago This Week, Volkswagen Hit One Million Cars

posted by on 3 August 2015 in Volkswagen News

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The one-millionth Volkswagen was manufactured on 5 August 1955 At that time, only Beetle, Beetle convertible and the Transporter were being produced The one-millionth Volkswagen was manufactured ten years after the war ended. At that time this was a respectable record, but in 1963 Volkswagen celebrated their ten millionth vehicles, and a success story without parallel had begun. As on […] More…

Volkswagen of America Reports July Sales

posted by on 3 August 2015 in Volkswagen News

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July sales total 31,300 units, a 2.4  percent increase over July 2014 The all-new Golf family of vehicles delivered 6,717 units, a 174.6 percent increase  Golf delivered 1,890 units for the month, a 162.9 percent increase  Jetta sedan delivered 11,467 units, a 4.2 percent increase Tiguan delivered 2,407 units, a 13.5 percent increase High-mileage, TDI® […] More…

Volkswagen Group Procurement Nominates Strategic Partners

posted by on 31 July 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Focus on even faster implementation of innovations and the speedy realization of global strategies The Volkswagen Group has nominated the first 44 suppliers who will be collaborating with the Group on a new common strategic level under the joint FAST initiative. These suppliers were chosen for their outstanding performance in their respective field of competence based […] More…

WRC: Volkswagen Duos at the Front in the Finland Shakedown

posted by on 30 July 2015 in Volkswagen News

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124.77 km/h average speed as warm-up – standard Neste Oil Rally Finland Mikkelsen in second is the fastest Volkswagen driver on the “Ruuhimäki” stage A tenth of a second separates Latvala in fourth and Ogier in fifth Wolfsburg. High speed, long jumps – the Volkswagen drivers started the rally weekend well at the shakedown in […] More…